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PostPosted: July 18th, 2008, 1:03 am 
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We paddled from Groton Bridge to the US border in late June. Any later and water levels would be a bit suspect.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28734785@N ... 234066157/


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PostPosted: July 18th, 2008, 7:52 am 
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Gee, I like that! You captured the stuff that makes the trip so different from what I am used to here in Ontario. I am itching to check that out some time in the future, just gotta make sure my better half doesn't see some of these pics... :wink:


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PostPosted: July 18th, 2008, 9:10 am 
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Interesting , greatly appreciated. Nice piece of snake ....

What is the mud ball like structure?

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Looks to be very green still

Doesn't look like any rattlesnakes in the pics. Did you see any?

Do you mean Coffin bridge?

thanks for sharing


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PostPosted: July 18th, 2008, 10:13 am 
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It was a great trip.

As for the mud ball - it was a large round rock with really odd cracks, they were quite common.

And as for rattlers, if you look closely at photo 115 there is one under the grass. I need to add better captions to those photos still.


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whitebark wrote:
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As for the mud ball - it was a large round rock with really odd cracks, they were quite common.
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This is old stuff, formed within the shales. Take a look at http://geology.cwru.edu/~huwig/catalog/ ... .%20.1.jpg

The cracks are a result of weathering once these concretions were exposed.


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Hey Whitebark, Thank you very much for the pictures! Incredible!

Can't wait to do the Milk R.


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[quote="Canoeheadted"]Hey Whitebark, Thank you very much for the pictures! Incredible!

Can't wait to do the Milk R.[/quote]

Thanks! Most folks do the Milk River (town) to Writing on Stone - that trip is logistically easier compared with the route we took; but I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to experience the wild prairie.


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Very different landscape from what I am used to, enjoyed it very much.


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